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Social Science Education Center

Social Science Seminars

The Social Science Education Center at Weber State University offers general education credit at a low cost to you as an educator. This is a two-credit-hour history/social science seminar that will meet on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Weber State’s Ogden campus.

We will offer these seminars every semester with a different topic each semester (summer seminars will be a two-week-long condensed session and meet from 9:00 a.m.-Noon). You can repeat these workshops as many times as you’d like. 

The Seminars will:



Our Next Seminar: 

"Booms, Busts, and Crises" 



Here are the daily topics:  


Jan 25-   The Great Salt Lake Crisis, Dr. Carla Trentelman, Professor of Sociology 

Feb 1-    The Labor Boom of the Gilded Ages and Progressive Era, Dr. Leah LaGrone, Assistant Professor of History

Feb 8-    The Pleistocene Bust, Dr. Maddie Mackie, Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Archeology 

Feb 15-  The Stock Market Crash of 1929, Dr. Álvaro La Parra-Pérez, Associate Professor of Economics

Feb 22-  The Boom and Bust of Mexican Muralism , Dr. María Del Mar González-González, Assistant Professor of Art History 

Mar 1-    The Inter-War Crisis, Dr. Branden Little, Professor of History

Mar 8-    Weber State's Spring Break

Mar 15-  Population:  Crash or Boom? And Why We Should Care, Dr. Rob Reynolds, Associate Professor of Sociology   

Mar 22-  Baby Boomers and Television, Tracey Smith,  Adjunct Professor of History 

Mar 29-  Banking Busts in the Early Republic, Dr. Nathan Rives, Instructor of History

Apr 5-    Districts' Spring Break

Apr 12-   The Mongol Boom, Dr. Greg Lewis, Professor of History 

Apr 19-   The Mental Health Crisis, Dr. Xin Zhao, Assistant Professor of Psychology 

Apr 26-  The Emotional Crises During the Great Depression, Dr. Susan Matt, Professor of History


This seminar will be held Wednesday evening, September 14-December 7, from 4:15-6:45 p.m.

Weber State Main Campus, Lindquist Hall, Room 112

The Social Science Education Center is covering the cost of this seminar.

So you will be able to get college credit at No Cost to You.

For further information contact Dr. Stephen Francis



How to Register 


Scroll down to HIST 2920 "Booms, Busts, and Crises" and click on "Add to Cart" and after that click on "Grant" to have the cost paid for

Then when you are at th payment screen click on Grant in the drop-down menu


Enroll Now

****Looking Ahead:  

                                            Summer 2023- TBD


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stephen Francis